Well, after spending a great morning with the kids (picture below), we burned an entire afternoon and went to see Avatar, The Way of Water. In a nutshell, great effects, but *exactly* the same movie as before, full of white man’s guilt. A very obvious, heavy-handed screed against colonialism, industrialism, technology, etc. Nature good, mankind bad. Three hours of that drivel, and I’m ready to become a conservative.
In general it was not a good movie. Glad we saw it on the big giant screen, but I’ll never see it again.
Being out and about today in the crunchy snow was a bit of an adventure. All my years of snowtime driving in Akron OH came back to me, and I navigated the roads pretty easily. Just have to be slow and cautious, plus be aware of the physics of what’s going on between your wheels and the snow.
So far we still have power and no pipes frozen. Hard to believe it was a balmy 45 degrees yesterday. So far SW has not cancelled our Xmas Eve trip…we probably won’t know about that until about 24 hours from now. I still think the nonstop to PHX is a good bet.
Comparing KY’s weather snapshot to today’s report from Socal, below. Amazing – hard to believe we’re in the same country. All of a sudden I’m a little nostalgic for our CA home.
There’s a lot of political news this week, but I can’t get too worked up about any of it. I did watch BBC news last night instead of the shite that US networks call news, and it was refreshing. No breathless drama, no drug commercials – just factual video and stories from around the world.
I was just elected to the Board of Directors for San Diego Health Connect. That should be interesting, and I’m looking forward to doing what I can to help them grow.